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Boeing jets ‘to get costlier if no foreign sales’

The US could see the cost of new Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets rise unless the government approves foreign sales of the jets soon, US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Sunday. Mabus, in Germany for a NATO exercise in the Baltic

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US Navy leads 30-nation drill in Mideast

The US Navy is leading a 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle Eastern waters which it says will help protect international trade routes against possible threats, including from Islamic State and al Qaeda. The exercise, which

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Boeing set to clinch Kuwait’s $3bn F/A-18 order

Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal.

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Boeing set to clinch Kuwait’s $3bn F/A-18 order

Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal.

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US Navy backing British ships in Strait of Hormuz

US Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Col

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US sends more warships near Yemen

The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The

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Bahrain ‘beacon of stability amid chaos in Mideast’

Bahrain has been hailed as an island of stability amid chaos in the Middle East, said a lead article in The Washington Times, adding that His Majesty King Hamad's leadership and good governance have helped the kingdom weather the storm.

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General Dynamics wins $498m US navy deal

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Corporation a contract valued at $498 million to build a fourth amphibious assault ship that will serve as a floating base for military operations, the US Defense Department said on Friday.

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US Navy ship with 550 Marines entering Gulf

The amphibious transport ship USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible US action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of th

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Search for missing Malaysia jet ‘could take years’

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, a US Naval Officer suggested on Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die.

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